50 Spiritual Classics
By Tom Butler-Bowdon, Tom Butler-Bowdon
'If you only ever read one spiritual book, let is be this one' Susan Jeffers, author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway'A kaleidoscope of inspiration' The Watkins Review50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. This one-of-a-kind collection includes personal memoirs and complelling biographies of Gandhi to Malcolm X and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chogyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Frances of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simone Weil.
By Dan Harris
10% HAPPIER is a spiritual book written for - and by - someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book. It is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution.Dan Harris always believed the restless, relentless, impossible-to-satisfy voice in his head was one of his greatest assets. How else can you climb the ladder in an ultra-competitive field like TV news except through nonstop hand-wringing and hyper vigilance? For a while, his strategy worked. Harris anchored national broadcasts and he covered wars. Then he hit the brakes, and had a full-blown panic attack live on the air. What happened next was completely unforeseen. Through a bizarre series of events - involving a disgraced evangelical pastor, a mysterious self-help guru and a fateful gift from his wife - Harris stumbled upon something that helped him tame the voice in his head: meditation. At first, he was deeply suspicious. He had long associated meditation with bearded swamis and unwashed hippies. But when confronted with mounting scientific evidence that just a few minutes a day can literally rewire the brain for focus,happiness, and reduced reactivity, Harris took a deep dive. He spent years mingling with scientists,executives and marines on the front lines of a quiet revolution that has the potential to reshape society. He became a daily meditator, and even found himself on a ten-day, silent meditation retreat, which was simultaneously the best and worst experience he'd ever had.Harris's life was not transformed into a parade of rainbows and unicorns, but he did gain a passion for daily meditation. While the book itself is a narrative account of Dan's conversion amid the harried and decidedly non-Zen world of the newsroom, it concludes with a section for the novice on how to get started.
100 Mandalas for Mindfulness
By Jean-Luc Guérin
Our lives are busy and full of distraction. We crave stillness and calm from the pressures of the modern world. Relax and unwind with these 100 sophisticated colouring-in designs for adults. Each pattern is based around the ancient idea of the mandala. A traditional meditation aid, the mandala helps to create a moment of quiet by focusing the mind. It helps us to notice our connection with the world in the here and now. 100 Mandalas for Mindfulness is filled with unique illustrations that invite you to think outside the box, to be daring with colour and try new techniques: felt-tips, pencils, ballpoint pens and glitter. Each page is an opportunity to reflect your mood and express your true self. Focus, relax and discover the pleasure of creating your own beautiful mandalas.
10 Minute Yoga: Bullet Guides
By Sara Kirkham
Open this book and you will- Relieve stress- Increase flexibility- Feel healthier- Get fitter
365 Days Of Sensational Sex
By Lou Paget
With her sophisticated but sizzling approach to sex, Lou Paget has fast become one of the world's most popular 'sexperts', clocking up three massive bestselling sex titles to her name. Now she returns with a brand new title - for the first time focusing on keeping the passion alive and energised within a relationship. 365 Days of Sensational Sex is the ultimate guide to having mind-blowing sex again and again in a stable relationship. Lou addresses the questions that everyone wants answered - What is it that makes some people such great lovers and what are they doing that keeps the fire burning? - and reveals the tips and techniques that will help us to do just that. Writing in a easily accessible one-a-day format, she provides both men and women with refreshing, savvy and informative essays on:* Secrets and advice on maintaining an attitude to sex that is open, curious and passionate.* Hot tips for creating a sexual atmosphere in your relationship.* The most popular types of sexual fantasies and how to ask for what you want.* Lou's greatest techniques for hot foreplay, sensational positions and trying something new.* Frequently asked questions and the very best of the lesser known sexual titbits.